Berry Tart

This tart is tasty and straight forward. It is somewhere between a pie and a pizza – you roll out your sweet crust, add a layer of sweetened cheese and then place fruit over it, finishing it up by tucking the crust around the edges. If you’re feeling adventurous you can add savory herbs to your sweetened crust for a gourmet flair!

Ingredients
Crust
2 cups flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 stick of butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
3 Tbsp orange juice
Pinch of salt

Cheese Filling
1 cup fresh cheese (ricotta, soft goat cheese, soft cow cheese etc…)
1/8 -1/4 cup honey
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp almond extract

Berry Topping
3 cups fresh berries
1/8-1/4 cup honey
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp cinnamon

Directions
1. Start by making your crust. Mix your butter, sugar, salt, nutmeg and flour together with a fork, or in a food processor until you have a crumbly mixture. Stir the orange juice and egg in until you can form the dough into a cohesive ball. If it’s not totally forming into a ball, add a little bit of ice water. Cover the dough with a bag or a lid and leave in fridge for 30 minutes. 

2. While the dough is resting, mix together your cheese – add honey, almond extract and nutmeg to flavor your cheese.

3. Roll out your dough onto a baking sheet and spread your cheese mixture directly onto it. Mix your berries, honey and lemon juice in a separate bowl. Then transfer them on top of the cheese layer, leaving about an inch of dough around the perimeter of your tart.

Tart is a tasty recipe we can make with fresh fruits like mango. We can try this out with other fruits also. It will be like a biscuit which is so crispy and it has some healthy benefits as it contains fruit. So, the children will love this recipe and they will easily take all fruits when they are in this tart form.

4. Fold in the perimeter of the tart so that it creates a crust to hold in the fruit. Sprinkle the top of the tart with cinnamon.

5. Bake at 425 for about 25-35 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the crust is golden.

Variations
Make this a savory tart by adding 1 tsp dried or 2 tsp fresh rosemary to your crust and 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar to your berries, finishing the tart on top with a sprinkle of pepper or other fresh herbs. 
Add 1 Tbsp of fresh lavender (ground up with a mortar and pestle or a coffee ginder) to your cheese mixture to add another great flavor to a sweet or savory tart.